ERIC Number: ED392558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Early Childhood Mentoring Programs: A Survey of Community Initiatives.
Breunig, Gretchen Stahr; Bellm, Dan
Mentoring programs offer experienced caregivers and directors new encouragement to remain in the field by helping them learn to share their skills with others and grow in the profession. This report is the result of an information-gathering process among mentoring programs for early childhood educators in the United States. Following an introduction which summarizes and highlights findings, 19 programs, representing diverse approaches and objectives set in a variety of center-based and family child care program models, are profiled in detail. Other programs are listed in directory form at the end of the publication. The profiles are based on telephone questionnaires covering program history and design, numbers of participants, recruitment strategies and selection processes, contents of training, compensation of mentors, funding sources, budgets, evaluation and tracking efforts, program successes and barriers, and complete contact information. The survey focused on the variety of programs rather than on evaluative information. (DR)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Beginning Teacher Induction, Budgets, Career Development, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, On the Job Training, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Role Models, Surveys
National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005-2112.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, Washington, DC.